As the season changes from summer to monsoon, many physical changes take place in the body according to the season. A person falls ill if his /her body cannot adjust with the seasonal changes. This time, herbs from the ancient medical history of Ayurveda become helpful. One such herb which has been used for thousands of years in treating a variety of ailments is Licorice root. Licorice root is known as Jeshtmadh, Yashtimadhu and mulethi in India. It is among the most powerful and oldest natural medicinal remedies known to the mankind.
It is used as a medicine and as a flavoring in foods, medicines, beverages, lozenges/herbal cough candies & tobacco. Many herbal practitioners suggest this herb as an alternative cure for number of health problems. Apart from its properties that help fight depression, high cholesterol, heart disease, PMS, skin disorders, stomach & gastric problems, it is a prime medicine to fight throat ailments that become common in monsoons.
People suffering from bad cough and cold can get relief from dry cough, sore throat, bronchitis and asthma with this herb. The glycosides found in herb have expectorant activity. The expectorant helps to break-up the built-up phlegm which makes it easy to cough out. The anti-inflammatory demulcent and antiviral properties of herb calm down bronchial spasms, lubricate the irritated & swollen respiratory tract and sore throat as well as fight against viral flu and asthma.
Pitambari Ayurkanthika Vati, containing this super medicine, is a 100 % herbal chewable lozenge product for throat diseases. It pacifies vata-kapha and useful in cough and cold. It reduces the stickiness of naso- pharyngeal secretion & makes it easily removable from throat.